Mary Poppins is being added to the National Film Registry right before it reaches its 50th anniversary. The decision to preserve the film also comes as Saving Mr. Banks, a movie that details the creation of the Mary Poppins film, is in theaters The National Film Registry claims that it’s a coincidence that the film has been chosen to be preserved at this time. Instead, it maintains that the film is being added to its list because of its significant influence on American culture, reports the Associated Press.
Also being preserved by the National Film Registry is Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction, which released in 1994, is being preserved due to the effect it had on independent films and its heavily stylized violence. Other films being added to the National Film Registry include Roger and Me, The Right Stuff, Daughter of Dawn, A Virtuous Vamp, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and many others, the Associated Press notes.
Notable titles that were added to the National Film Registry in 2012 include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Christmas Story, The Matrix, Dirty Harry and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
To see a full list of films that will be preserved by the National Film Registry in 2013, click here.